Wednesday, August 11, 2010

31st Annual International Martial Arts Symposium

From Shuri te Bujutsu Kai

Columbia, South Carolina – USA

October 8-10, 2010

Karatedo - Kobudo - Karate-Jutsu - Ju-Jutsu - Tuite-Jutsu - Kyusho-Jutsu - Iaido/Kendo - Kali/Arnis - Chin-Na - Wing Chun - Baguazhang – Xingyiquan - Taijiquan
Self-Defense - Sport Kumite - Qigong - Healing Arts

Hosted By:
Kokusai Shurite Yudansha-Kai, Troy J. Price & Tommy Hood

This year’s Symposium is a Tribute and Remembrance of Hanshi Ridgely Abele

2010 Symposium Instructors:

Robert Bowles, 10th Dan

Jim Logue, 9th Dan

Dr. Steven Roensch, 9th Dan

Tom Muncy, 10th Dan

Rick Moneymaker, 9th Dan

Carl Wilcox, 9th Dan

Gat Puno Abon Garimot Baet

Devorah Dometrich, 8th Dan

Vitus Bilking, 8th Dan

Donna Judge, 8th Dan

Benny Meng, 7th Dan

Kimo Wall, 7th Dan

Ernesto Martinez, 7th Dan

George Sheridan, 7th Dan

Rey Perez, 7th Dan

Tony Bisanz, 7th Dan

Darren Myers, 7th Dan

Tom Ryan, 7th Dan
Troy J. Price, 7th Dan

Tommy Hood, 6th Dan

Maria Evans, 6th Dan

Mike Hernandez, 6th Dan

Paul Cote, 6th Dan

Dustin Baldis, 5th Dan

Dr. Clay Morton, 5th Dan (SKIF)

Mark Baker, 5th Dan

Jeff Rhodes, 5th Dan

Cole Ricks, 5th Dan

Alex Ormaza, 4th Dan


October 8, 9 & 10, 2010

Friday; 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Saturday; 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday; 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM


Marriott Hotel, Columbia
1200 Hampton Street (Corner of Main & Hampton St)
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Special Room Rate $99.00 (must reserve room by September 13, 2010)

Reservations 1-800-228-9290 ask for Symposium rate

Online Reservations Here

Contact Information:

Troy Price

Phone: (919) 360-7224


29 Internationally Known Instructors
5 to 7 different classes taught every 90-minutes

Choose the arts/classes you wish to train


$250.00 Pre-Registration “Symposium Grand Package” Symposium Fee, Instructional, Syllabus (PDF files on DVD Disc), Free T-shirt, Friday Night Meal, Saturday Lunch & Dinner Banquet

(Must pre-register by September 18, 2010)

$50.00 Deposit to hold the pre-registered price, balance due on arrival (nonrefundable)

$275.00 After September 18, 2010

Individual Day Cost: (Includes Meal for that day)

$100.00 Friday Only, $175.00 Saturday Only, $50.00 Sunday Only

Online Registration & Pay with Credit Card:

Register online @:
Or Please Call Troy Price @ 919-360-7224

Special Group Rates Available: For every five paid participants from the same group one person attends free

Special Youth Training:

8-12 yr. old, Saturday Only $50.00 for those not attending the symposium

Special Law Enforcement Training: Friday 12:30 - 3:00 PM

Police Survival and Defense Institute (PSDI)

Open to all adult symposium attendees and Law Enforcement personal

Special Shuri-Ryu Karatedo Training Session: (Friday 3:00 to 5:00 PM)

Open to all levels & styles; free to symposium attendees.

Weapons Training (Kobudo, Iaido & Arnis):

Attendees should supply their own weapons for all Kobudo, Iaido & Arnis classes. Bo, Jo, Kama, Sai, Tonfa, Nunchaku, Katana, sticks, & training knife. Weapons will be available for purchase.

Training Sessions:

Several styles of Karate, Ju-Jutsu, Kobudo and Kung-Fu will be taught as well as sessions in Elite Athletic Training, International Kata, Olympic style Kumite, Healing Arts and Classes for 3rd Dan & above and other Japanese, Chinese and Philippine martial arts.

Rank Examinations: (Friday 1:00 to 2:30 PM)

Dan & Kyu level testing for Shuri-ryu Karatedo, Shuri-Te Ju-Jutsu and Kobudo will be conducted.

Martial Arts Expo:

Martial arts equipment, weapons, books, T-shirts, DVDs, uniforms, Chinese herbs, and Asian art & gifts will be available for purchase.

Due to the economy we are keeping the Symposium price the same as the last 3-years

Saturday, August 7, 2010

New Kata: Heian Sandan, Kanku Dai and Empi

Below are some links to videos of kata that are new to some of the members of Austin Shotokan Karate: Heian Sandan, Kanku Dai and Empi, performed by Kancho Kanazawa. If anyone has any particular requests for video or other posts, please email me at

Heian Sandan Kanku Dai Empi

Videos of the 26 kata of Shotokan performed by Kancho on one convenient page can be accessed here.

Shobukan Cup 2010

Manny Acosta, will sponsor, once again, the 1oth Annual Shobukan Cup on September 11, 2010. The tournament will be sponsored by the Mayborn Convention Center in Temple, TX just one hour north of Austin. We hope many will support this endeavor, For more information contact Manny Acosta at 254.368.2311 or email him at His dojo website may be accessed here and specific trounament information here.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Dojo and other News: August 7th, 2010

  • SKIF USA members represented well at the 30th Annual Ozawa Open Cup in Las Vegas. Jimmy Wong, Sensei of Miami and Clay Morton Sensei took gold medals and Texan (WACO) instructor, Manny DaCosta (who is just up the road from us) took a silver medal. For a full list of SKIF-USA competitors and their achivements, see, "SKIF Members win in Las Vegas" by Clay Morton, available at the SKIF USA Spring Newsletter.

  • Amanda, having given up retail for long haul trucking has now given up long haul trucking for heavy equipment operating. Did I mention she's about 5' tall and has a mean gyaku tsuki and a Judo game to boot?

  • Well wishes to Shodan, Ronny who is moving back to Israel where he will continue to pursue his shotokan practice at his home dojo just outside of Haifa. It was a pleasure to have him for as long as we did. Oss! and Shalom!

  • Mr. Riley, sensei (sandan) is back from summer vacation: Welcome back! It's slightly warmer than in Minnesota, n'est pas?

  • We have had the pleasure of having Sempai Kenney (shodan) back with us duribg a break from his studies at Baylor where he is studying creative writing and training in both shotokan and Aikido. We will soon see him again we we him well in his studies and training.

  • Scott Monroe , sensei tells us that we will soon be incorporating Kancho Kanazawa's new bo kata, kanazawa no bo.

  • A reminder that that the dojo will be closed for maintenance next week for a couple of days; check your email on the specific dates.

  • Sempai,

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Most of the kumite that we have been doing in class has been video taped at the dojo and there are also video of Kancho demonstrating them. On the side of this blog, go to 2008 posts for many of those videos. You might also wand to look at 2009 posts with the tag, "video training."

Hope this helps.

Stan Schmidt Drills

The Stan Schmidt drill that we have been doing in class is posted on this blog. It can be found here.